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Photos to warm your heart

As we start the Labour Day weekend here in New Zealand, I thought I’d share these photos of a Mastiff who is helping to raise a chimpanzee in Russia.

The chimp didn’t bond with its mother and so a zookeeper took it home because her Mastiff had just given birth to pups.  As you can see from the photos, the chimp settled right in and mimics the puppies’ behaviour.

Enjoy your weekend whether it’s a long one or not!

How kindness built civilization by Gareth Cook

Any columnist who begins an article with “It’s about time the dog got a little more respect” is bound to get my attention.

In this article  Gareth Cook, a columnist with The Boston Globe, discusses the research of Brian Hare who compared the intelligence of dogs with chimpanzees and found that the dogs are more intelligent in many aspects.

The lesson:  “To be smart, first play nice.”

Read his story here.

Kathleen Crisley, Fear-Free certified professional and specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced DogChristchurch, New Zealand